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#1 SimplicitySwede OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:42 PM

My grandpa bought this 58 Farmall 450 in late 58. It was so late the 60 series was out. He lived in Mt Carroll IL then. When he moved south he sold it. about 10 years later he came back for it and bought it. in about 95 or 96 hes sold it again. Dad and me have been looking for it on and off. Well dad lost hope in findin it so he bought a 57 450 to replace it. Me being a lil more hard headed didnt give up. Fast forward to today. I was going down the road and saw a 450 with a aftermarket wide front. Dad told me they put a TSC wide front on it. It got my attention instantly. I called dad and kept drivin and told him about it. He told me around the hydraulic filler theres a cut in the sheet metal to fit a funnel, a dent in the grill, and has a box on the front of it. Later we realized it had diesel sheet metal on it. turns out grandpa got the because someone converted it to LP and cut the original hood and grandpa could only find a diesel metal.

Happy I found it and will be bringing it home for the final time. sadly whoever painted it didnt do a good job

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:44 PM

That's great you found it! Yes, much harder to correct a bad paint job than to start with a rusty tractor.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:45 PM

Very nice find.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Congrats on the family find! Nice when they come home to roost.

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 09:59 PM

Congrats on the family find! Nice when they come home to roost.

WOW great job, proud you not looking for me. LOL

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Posted June 20, 2011 - 10:25 PM

Great job Jared, I am so happy you found it, but it will be so worth it to correct that ugly paint job.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 04:44 AM

That's great to get it back in the family.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 05:13 AM

Congrats on getting a family tractor back in the family :D

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 06:09 AM

That's quite a story! Congratulations on your find!

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 06:11 AM

Great job of tracking it down and bring it back home. Other than paint, looks to be in good condition.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 07:26 AM

That is cool that you found it again.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 05:41 PM

Good for you that you kept looking for it and finally found it! Nice story and now the tractor is back home.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Having a family connection to a tractor that's in your barn is a great thing! The fact that your Grandpa bought it new makes it even more so! Congratulations!

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Thats cool Jared! I got the picture you sent me, then forgot to get back with you. I know the feeling of finding something of you're grandpa's like that. I just found out a few weeks ago that my grandpa's 53 Ford that my dad built the engine for is within a quarter of a mile of my house. Ain't went and checked on it yet (still saving up the money) Hope I get lucky as you did and get to bring it home.

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 07:40 PM

Did you get the 450 home yet?




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